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Advocates want to change these 4 things in the state cannabis...

CRANSTON – With infused drinks, charcuterie, and the blasting beats of Drake, a group of over three dozen industry advocates, leaders, and lawmakers gathered...
THE R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES Management Council has fined Ballard’s Beach Resort a total of $50,000 for what the panel says are unauthorized tiki bars, fences, and other amenities on the beach outside the bar. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Ballard’s Beach Resort fined $50,000 for illegal beach structures

PROVIDENCE – A notorious beach bar on Block Island finds itself in hot water once again.  The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has fined Ballard’s...

Dispensary challenges labor provisions of recreational marijuana law

Amid growing tensions with its workers over labor standards and unionization, a Portsmouth marijuana dispensary is taking aim at the state’s recreational cannabis law. Greenleaf...

Acting directors nominated to permanently lead departments of human services, business...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday nominated the current acting director of the R.I. Department of Human Services and interim director of...

Ballard’s Beach Resort to keep its licenses, banned from hosting music...

NEW SHOREHAM – The New Shoreham Town Council has imposed a series of restrictions on Ballard’s Beach Resort’s liquor and entertainment licenses, months after...
PARTNERS: ­Business leaders will be looking to R.I. Commerce Secretary Elizabeth M. Tanner and Gov. Daniel J. McKee to set a course for economic development in the state in the new year.
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McKee, Tanner must set clear agenda for Commerce

Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s decisive election victory over Republican Ashley Kalus positions him to play a lead role in state economic development for the...

Is this the right time for Rhode Island to legalize adult...

After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Democratic legislative leaders on March 1 introduced a sweeping bill in the General Assembly to legalize adult recreational marijuana...

McKee establishes ‘task force’ to police for violators of mask mandate

PROVIDENCE – An executive order signed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday broadly outlines Rhode Island’s plans to enforce an indoor mask mandate...
ELIZABETH M. TANNER, middle, director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation, demonstrates how the lottery for the medical marijuana dispensary licenses will work. Tanner was at the Office of Cannabis Regulation on Friday with Russ Griffiths, left, a DBR policy analyst, and Matthew Santacroce, the state's cannabis chief. PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

R.I. to hold lottery for five medical marijuana dispensary licenses on...

WARWICK – Two years after state lawmakers approved the expansion of Rhode Island’s medical marijuana dispensaries from three to nine, a lottery will be...
SENATE PRESIDENT Dominick J. Ruggerio's bill allowing mobile sports betting at Twin River's two Rhode Island casinos was approved by the Senate on Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ruggerio opposed to legalizing adult recreational marijuana use

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s plan to again propose legalizing adult recreational marijuana use will run into an early roadblock in the Senate...
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